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 norkistar July 12, 2012 21:45

How to use blockMesh to generate cylindrical T-junction

Hi Forums, I am new to OpenFOAM. I am struggling to use blockMesh to generate cylindrical T-junction geometry. Can anyone give clue or can post a simple blockMeshDict file that is two cylinder with same diameter then intersect to form a T-junction? Many thanks

 sihaqqi January 26, 2013 03:08

Hi

I have tried to do it because this is also my problem but I am getting errors on this one. If you have done it already perhaps you can guide me,

convertToMeters 0.001;

vertices
(
(0 0 0) // point 0
(0 0 60) // point 1
(0 0 -60) // point 2
(0 60 0) // point 3
(0 -60 0) // point 4
(1500 0 0) // point 5
(1500 0 60) // point 6
(1500 0 -60) // point 7
(1500 60 0) // point 8
(1500 -60 0) // point 9
(690 0 60) // point 10
(810 0 60) // point 11
(750 60 60) // point 12
(750 -60 60) // point 13
(750 0 750) // point 14
(690 0 750) // point 15
(810 0 750) // point 16
(750 60 750) // point 17
(750 -60 750) // point 18
);

blocks
(
hex (1 3 2 4 6 8 7 9) (20 20 1) simpleGrading (1 1 1)
hex (11 12 10 13 16 17 15 18) (20 20 1) simpleGrading (1 1 1)
);

edges
(
arc 1 3 (0 30 50)
arc 3 2 (0 30 -50)
arc 2 4 (0 -30 -50)
arc 4 1 (0 -30 50)
arc 6 8 (0 30 50)
arc 8 7 (0 30 -50)
arc 7 9 (0 -30 -50)
arc 9 6 (0 -30 50)
arc 11 12 (50 30 0)
arc 12 10 (-50 30 0)
arc 10 13 (-50 -30 0)
arc 13 11 (50 -30 0)
arc 16 17 (50 30 0)
arc 17 15 (-50 30 0)
arc 15 18 (-50 -30 0)
arc 18 16 (50 -30 0)
);

boundary
(
fixedWalls
{
type wall;
faces
(
(1 2 3 4)
(6 7 8 9)
(15 16 17 18)
(1 3 6 8)
(3 2 8 7)
(2 4 7 9)
(4 1 9 6)
(11 12 16 17)
(12 10 17 15)
(10 13 15 18)
(13 11 18 16)
);
}
);

mergePatchPairs
(
);

// ************************************************** *********************** //

 norkistar January 28, 2013 21:53

Hi, my T-junction is formed by two cylinders, where the interface is not a arc which cannot be obtained by blockMesh. I just use GID to generate mesh and then import to OpenFOAM. Can you give a schematic illustration about your geometry and the location of each point? Best regards

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